Vigna Rionda is one of Barolo's great sites.
Rionda is a well exposed, limestone-rich vineyard that has the potential to deliver epic Barolos.
This potential is certainly realized in Oddero's 1999. The bottle blew a group of us away when we drank it last fall in Piedmont. I was very happy to find a small parcel of what's on offer today when I returned.
While this bottle is holding plenty in reserve, it is in a really nice spot right now. It's a great example of the seamless power of the 1999 Barolos and how they are in a nicely accessible place.
The vintage is a great match for Oddero's style and Rionda as a site. It offers up plenty of muscle, dark fruits, spice, and violet notes. You get very complicated depth along with poise and lifted aromatics. The total package is stunning.
Before closing, I should warn you that quantities are very limited, and once it's gone, that's it. Please give us your ideal order, and we'll try our best.
To order, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the store at (212) 980-9463.
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits
1999 Oddero Barolo Vigna Rionda
Special Bottle Price: $179.95